Financial LITERACY PROGRAM
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
In partnership with Fifth Third Bank, Atlanta GLOW is hosting a financial literacy program called Empower U. The mission of Empower U is to take quality financial products and services directly to people and empower them to take control of their financial future. In just 90 - 120 minutes per week over a 6 week period, we will help youth and young adults learn all the basics of finance—including how to make money, budget and save—in easy to understand terms. Each lesson in the 8 module curriculum provides a unique, engaging approach to financial literacy that meets youth/young adults where they are, and helps them apply their knowledge to gradually more complex scenarios.
Please visit our Program Eligibility page for the criteria required for participation in Atlanta GLOW's programs.
Download Parental Consent Form
This is a 6-week program hosted on Saturdays (11 am - 1:00 pm) from March 11 - April 15.
The first five weeks of our program are hosted virtually via Zoom. The final week is hosted in person at our Mentoring Cafe in Marietta.
Weeks 1-6: Live, Web-based Training Session
Week 5: In-Person, Community Action Project Presentations and Program Graduation
Transportation assistance and refreshments are provided for in-person sessions.
Participants who successfully complete the 6-week program will have the opportunity to earn up to $150 in Earn and Learn cash incentives upon program graduation.
Upon receipt of a program application, we require applicants to attend a virtual orientation and complete a brief financial literacy assessment. Both steps are required in order to be admitted to the program.